[AI] disability field in sensus
lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Sun Apr 18 05:57:07 EDT 2010
I think this is a very negative self image of ourselves. If a person can
feel comfortable about a particular religion, caste or any other
identity, why can't we feel comfortable about our disabilities? One of
the reasons why we are not understood properly by others is that we
always try and disown our condition or hide it from others. By hiding we
are not going to be accepted by the world; on the contrary, we will be
rejected thoroughly since we subtly tell them that disability is not
such an acceptable condition (or) I am different and I want to hide that
fact. I don't know if this is what you tried telling in the below mail,
but I find such discomfort almost in every disabled person I meet. I
often try telling them that feeling uncomfortable about their identity
will always tell others that they have a poor self esteem. Like how
Africans defined blackness with the phrase "Black is beautiful" I
wouldn't mind telling people that "blindness has its own beauty and
serenity" We are not exactly conveying our equality with others by
merely talking about our rights, we do that only by making others
understand that we are like them in every other aspects. So if I want to
announce my disability to convey my different'ness and also express the
desire to be a part of the greater humanity, I shall do that. I remember
posting a poem by Ben Okary called 'To an English friend in Africa' in
which he says: "... So fear not my friend, the darkness is gentler than
you think". This is what I mean by being at ease about our condition in
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[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of jignesh
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 11:31 AM
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Subject: Re: [AI] disability field in sensus
If person has any disease such high BP, and he doesn't mansion on the
card, it does mean that he is trying to escape from the problem, or he
or she is hiding something from the world, or he or she is Acting like
Sorry to say but I don't see any benefit of writing disability on the
card. It will simply destroy our chances of expectance at many places.
Without manssioning disability at least we will have an opportunity to
prove ourself. I think my example of trading account is enough. And I
strongly believe that many of you have experienced the same at some
At the same time we should have separate disability card, so we can
produce it where ever it necessary.
Let me tell you again that I am not trying to hurt anybody. I am
learning from you all.
On 4/18/10, sandeep singh <sandeepsingh477 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Acting like an ostrich will not do. If we are disabled in some way,
> we have to acknowledge it and if others don't, well, that's what we
> are fighting for! If we keep being afraid of being disabled, the
> world won't care anyway.
> At 12:11 AM 18-04-10, you wrote:
>>In our country many people consider disability as like asirias crime.
>>There is a question of expectance, if the disability would menssion on
>>the card, our lots of application and other things will rejected
>>automatically. We live in the country where people have not much
>>respect for disable person.
>>My point is that the disability on the card will not give us a chanse
>>to prove ourself at many places. For example once I submitted my
>>documents for trading account, the company expected it willingly, but
>>when we had face to face meeting for formalities, he realized that I
>>am visually impaired person, and he suddenly rejected my application.
>>How ever I could convince him to give me his services. If I had
>>produced disability card at that time the result might have different.
>>That's why I am against it.
>>Though vamshisir and other are more intelligent they can thing far
>>better than me. I am just writing my thoughts.
>>On 4/17/10, raghuraman <thinkdontblink at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > friends, i really couldnt understand the outlook of a few of our
>> friends who
>> > doesn't like the disability field in u i d card
>> > actually speaking, we are of course disabled and it must be
>> acknowledged and
>> > accepted just as a teacher is a teacher and a lawyer is a lawyer
>> > moreover, by not including the disability field in the u i d card
>> we need to
>> > use different forms or cards to get our different benifits
>> > also i heard that in fact the n p r performa doesn't have
>> > field
>> > is it right
>> > if so, what are the steps have we taken to resolve these problems
>> > please explain
>> > cheers raghu
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